Marcie Campbell, OTD, OTR

Assistant Professor and OTD Director of Research and Grants

Dr. Marcie Campbell is an Assistant Professor and Director of Research and Grants for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. She earned her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Before her education and professional experiences in occupational therapy, she worked with children in various capacities and settings for many years. As a licensed occupational therapist, she has clinical experience in numerous settings, including pediatric occupational therapy in inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health and school-based practice.

While a pediatric occupational therapist at Grand Prairie Independent School District, Dr. Campbell helped develop, acquire and oversee grants from the Texas Education Agency for Innovative Services for Students with Autism, totaling $4.7 million. She has experience in curriculum writing, program development, and building sensory and motor lab spaces for campuses as well as for a transition center for the district. In addition, she served as a mentor for new occupational therapy team members and fieldwork students.

Dr. Campbell is the primary investigator and project director for the $5.2 million Mental Health Services Providers Demonstration Grant for the University of the Incarnate Word’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. The grant provides scholarships for students, the creation of trauma-informed trainings, and a pathway program for high school students. This grant elevates the understanding of the vital role occupational therapists have in providing mental health services while also exemplifying the University of the Incarnate Word’s mission and commitment to serving the surrounding communities.

Dr. Campbell is passionate about innovation, community engagement, education, diversity, equity and inclusion. She seeks innovation in all areas of practice and promotes research to expand evidence-based practice. Her passion for community engagement includes a desire to support families of children with special needs. Her passion for educating the next generation of occupational therapists is evident in her mentorship, and she has published research on professional behavior expectations for occupational therapy students. Finally, Dr. Campbell is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and presented cultural considerations and trauma-informed care at the district and regional levels.

Dr. Campbell is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. In addition, she is the Vice Chair for the Alamo South District of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.